The Northwestern Illinois Forage and Grassland Council has announced dates for upcoming hay and straw auctions to be held in Orangeville. The Council has sponsored these auctions for more than 25 years.

The first auction will be Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Boco Mini-Mart adjacent to Route 26. Subsequent auctions will be held the second and fourth Saturday of each month continuing through April 2023.

As in past years, a 7% commission will be charged to non-members of the NW IL Forage and Grassland Council; members will be charged a 6% commission. There is no pre-consignment or standard consignment fee. Quality tested hay, with accompanying printed analysis, is encouraged. Scale tickets are also encouraged, so the hay can be sold by the ton. A skid loader will be available to reload bales onto the buyer’s trailer for $1 per bale.

Hay and straw lots for sale can be dropped off on Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning on the day of the sale. If you wish to drop off your load on Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning, please call Phil Barker.

Questions about the auction can be directed to Phil Barker, auctioneer, 815-821-2544, or Don Brown Jr., 815-238-8372.